Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences? Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Originally titled 'The Cleveland Story' in January of 1949, the title was changed to 'Pride of the Indians' in May of 1949 and finally to 'The Kid from Cleveland' in August of 1949. See more
Al Rosen (II) and members of the Boston Braves team in the archive footage are credited orally by the announcer. See more